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Not All Those Who Wander are Lost

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote these words, he certainly did not have Brook Trout in mind. However, the rangers from Tolkien’s renowned fantasy trilogy share a strikingly similarity with these cold-water fish...SHOW MORE

 

 

 

 

What Isn't For Sale?

In today’s price-tag society, it seems like money can buy anything. However, modern conservationists often face a much different reality...SHOW MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Status Quo in the Catch-and-Release Era

Globally, fishing remains a subsistence activity. Fish are a food staple for many communities, therefore, fishermen and women keep what they catch. However, increasing food security has changed the fate fish in many developed nations. The use of non-market fisheries in the United States have been undergoing a transformation - from subsistence to recreation. Over the past century, recreational fishing for some species has increasingly shifted to catch-and-release dominated practices...SHOW MORE

 

 

 

 

Black Bears in Connecticut

Bear populations in Connecticut are making a comeback! But what does that mean for people and bears who are not used to interacting? How many bears are there? Dr. Tracy Rittenhouse and PhD student Mike Evan in collaboration with the CT DEEP Wildlife Division are studying this expanding population by...SHOW MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Conserving the New England Cottontail

New England cottentails have become the flagship species in Connecticut for early successional habitat, which has been declining for decades in the state. In collaboration with CT DEEP Wildlife Division, Dr. Tracy Rittenhouse and student Kelly O'Connor are studying survival of New England cottontail where they come in contact with another cottontail species...SHOW MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Projects

 

Connecticut's State Wildlife Action Plan

 

Bridle Shiner: detection, distribution, and conservation genetics of a rare, imperiled minnow

 

Assessment of movement patterns, harvest strategies, and human dimensions of a suburban deer population in Greenwich, Connecticut

 

Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations in headwater channel networks in Connecticut: riverscape genetics and abundance predictions under climate change

 

Movement Patterns and Sub-Population Structure of Resident Canada Geese in Connecticut

 

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087